“There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.” -Ralph Nader
Since 1974, when Gallup began asking this question on a regular basis, Congress has received an average approval rating of 50% or higher in only 2 years: 2002 and 2003 following the 9-11 attacks.” The last time Congress approval rating was over 50% was 2003. Current rating overwhelmingly disapproves.
Between the 2008 and 2012 elections, voter turnout dropped for 18-24 year olds.
Millennial’s volunteer rate, a key barometer for civic engagement along with voter turnout, trails the US national average.